1 Feb 2010

Early Beatles album sold for Haiti

4:55 pm on 1 February 2010

An early pressing of the first Beatles LP has been donated to a charity shop in Liverpool and sold to a collector in Hampshire for Stg1300.

The album Please Please Me was found in a bag of items donated to Oxfam. The money will go to the Oxfam Haiti appeal.

Please Please Me was number one in the UK album charts for 30 weeks in 1963. Early pressings of the LP are highly sought after by collectors.

Shop manager Gerard O'Flanagan said the record was in good condition and the cover had only "a bit of wear and tear" around the edges. It was one of the first 300 copies pressed.